I am directly descended from William Pope Duval, first territorial Governor of Florida from 1822-1834. There is extensive history about him on the Congressional website, the Texas Historical Society, and ancestry. com. His great-grandfather was Daniel DuVal, Chevalier, (1675-1715 or later). Daniel came to America in 1701 (age 26) on the ship "Nassau" and settled on the French settlement above Richmond, VA. He married Philadelphia DuBois also of France and they had five children of record: William, Daniel II, Samuel, Mary,and Benjamin. They are no relation to Mareen DuVall who settled in Maryland, that anyone knows of.
Daniel's third son, Samuel DuVal (1714-17840 married Lucie Claiborne (1725-1810). They had eight children all of Virginia: Major William DuVal,Samuel DuVal Jr., Daniel DuVal, Philip DuVal, Major Claiborne DuVal, Mary Polly DuVal, Philadelphia Duval, and Lucy DuVal.
(Revolution)Major William DuVal married Lucy Ann Pope, who gave the name POPE to all her children: Gov. Wm Pope DuVal (of Forida and Kentucky), General John Pope DuVal, Lucy DuVal (Lucy III), Samuel Pope DuVal, Nathaniel Pope DuVal. N.P. DuVal was killed in a duel in Bardstown according to the "Louisville Gazette" and "Kentucky Gazette".I believe the children were all raised at Mt Comfort estate near Richmond, VA. Major DuVal was once a mayor of Richmond (?).
William Pope Duval (VA, KY, FLA) married Nancy Hynes in Bardstown, KY who died from a epidemic fever in St. Joseph FL on 14 JUL 1841. This couple also had eight children: 1.Burr Harrison DuVal, died in Texas at the Goliad Massacre 2.Thomas Howard DuVal, prominent attorney in Austin, TX 3.John C. DuVal, survivor of Goliad, author of Texas books 4.Marcia DuVal, m 1.Wm DuVal Price, 2. G.W. Paschal 5.Elizabeth Ann Duval, m Samuel Beale, Oct. 2 1833 in KY 6.Mary DuVal, m 1.Robinson, 2.Samuel M. Hopkins, Jr. 7.Laura Harrison DuVal, m Dr. Arthur M. Randolph 8.Florida DuVal, m. ? (copy wouldn't print, sorry)
Elizabeth Ann DuVal and Samuel Beale (Beall) were my great great grandparents. The Pope family had many members throughout Virgina and South Carolina. One branch of the family is described in the recent book, "Sea Island Cotton" about the old cotton plantations off the coast of SC and GA